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News hardware & software 22 February 2022, 20:19

author: Michael Zegar

Here's How PS VR2 Will Look Like

The final looks of the PlayStation VR2 helmet and the new Sense controllers have been revealed. We also learned a bit about the device's ventilation system, adjustable lenses, and how the goggles connect to the PS5.

  1. The final appearance of the PS VR2 goggles has been revealed - the design with rounded edges is to resemble the PS5;
  2. A special ventilation channel has been built into them, improving the comfort of use;
  3. The PS VR2 has added the option to adjust the lenses;
  4. The helmet will connect to the PS5 via a single cable.

PlayStation.Blog posted another portion of information about PlayStation VR2. This time the focus is mainly on the aesthetic aspects of the kit and user comfort. Also presented was the final appearance of the controllers and helmet.

It is worth remembering that the first title created for these goggles has already been announced - Horizon: Call of the Mountain.

Source: PlayStation.Blog.

  1. The kit's design is heavily inspired by the PlayStation 5 console;
  2. Therefore, the PlayStation VR2 (and PS VR2 Sense controllers) will feature many more rounded edges compared to its predecessor;
  3. This is intended to increase comfort in contact with the human skin.

On PlayStation.Blog we read:

"Our goal is to create a headset that not only becomes an attractive piece of living room décor, but also enables you to immerse yourself in the gaming world to the point where you almost forget you're using a helmet or a controller."

Fresh Breeze

One of the new features of PlayStation VR2, which is expected to significantly improve the experience of using the helmet, is a new ventilation system.

Yujin Morisawa, senior art director at Sony Interactive Entertainment, who oversees the PS VR2 project, explains why this is his favorite new feature:

"When I started working on PlayStation VR2, one of the areas I wanted to focus on first was the idea of creating a ventilation for the helmet. It would allow for air exchange, similar to the analogous holes in the PS5 console. (...)

I'm really proud of how it came out, and the positive feedback I've received so far. I hope our PlayStation fans agree with them as well. I can't wait until they can try out the helmet."

  1. The vent is located just above the display.
  2. Its inlet can be seen in the image below (on the upper left side of the helmet; just above the white plate with the PlayStation logo on the side).

Source: PlayStation.Blog.

No changes...

PlayStation VR2 is expected to accommodate many types of heads - both in terms of shape and size. The PlayStation.Blog reads:

"We've received a lot of positive feedback on the ergonomics of the first PS VR headset, thanks to its careful balance and simple, adjustable headband. That's why we haven't changed that concept in PS VR2."

  1. The button that controls the distance between the display and our head will also remain unchanged.
  2. The same goes for the placement of the headset jack (in the original PS VR it was located on the cable connecting the helmet to the console).

Minor innovations

Despite the inclusion of motors in the helmet itself - adding vibrations - the new model is expected to be lighter than its predecessor.

  1. What's more, the PS VR2 added the option to adjust the lens. This will enable users to better adjust the image focus.
  2. The headset can be connected to the PS5 with a single cable.
  1. PlayStation VR2 - official website
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